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Industry News

Apollo Gate Operators Announces Change of Control
Professional Door Dealer - Sep 24, 2009
Apollo Gate Operators Inc., headquartered in San Antonio, announces that a partnership has been reached with Nice SpA* with headquarters in Oderzo, Italy. Apollo Gate Operators Inc., will be a subsidiary of Nice USA...
Turnstyle “Armless” Gate Openers ™ Now Available at Sparr Building & Farm Supply
Press Release  - Sep 24, 2009
Turnstyle Enterprises’s revolutionary “Armless Gate Opening Systems ™” are now available at Florida based Sparr Building & Farm Supply stores. Sparr has three retail locations in Sparr, Williston and Wildwood, Florida...
Washer adds security to metal wire products
ThomasNet Industrial News Room  - Sep 28, 2009
Sure-Loc washer, manufactured of .078 in. thick 304 SS, features concave shape with scalloped edges and is designed to be positioned over strand of chain link fabric or tension/barbed wire...
Security Fabricators Has a New and Innovative Slide Gate
ThomasNet Industrial News Room  - Sep 28, 2009
Security Slide is high-quality aluminum internal track cantilever slide gate with aluminum mill finish. Able to be used manually or with automatic operator...
Gate Kits come in slide and rolling versions.
ThomasNet Industrial News Room  - Sep 25, 2009
Comprised of gates ranging from 4 x 10 ft to 6 x 25 ft, Dura-Max Cantilever Slide Gate Kits feature steel components coated with Flo-coat triple layer galvanized finish...
Fence inventor must pay ex-partner
TheChronicleHerald.ca  - Sep 26, 2009
A judge has ordered a Hants County man who invented a new type of electric fencing to pay his former partner $352,000 because he set up a competing company after signing over an exclusive licence to the innovative product....

Deck Industry News

Carving Out New Uses for Incense Cedar
Building-Products.com  - Sep 26, 2009
THOUGH it's not as plentiful as redwood or western red cedar, incense cedar has become an important niche product for a number of western manufacturers that sell across the country-and around the world...
Fiberon(R) Names Edie Kello New Director of Marketing
BuildingOnline  - Sep 23, 2009
NEW LONDON, N.C., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Fiberon(R), a leading manufacturer of composite decking, railing and fencing and PVC outdoor flooring, has named Edie Kello their Director of Marketing. This promotion for Kello will transition her role to allow more active involvement in product development...
AERT Launches New Moistureshield Fire-Rated Decking
BuildingOnline  - Sep 23, 2009
MoistureShield FR is the latest addition to the MoistureShield line of environmentally friendly decking products. It has been approved by the California ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Jacksonville fence company owner jailed on fraud charge
Florida Times-Union  - Sep 24, 2009
The owner of First Coast Fencing in Jacksonville is in jail on felony charges of organized fraud and violating state racketeering law ...

Local Government Issues

Fences prove a vexing problem for Rodgers Forge
Explore Baltimore County: Catonsville Time  - Sep 24, 2009
County officials say more than 40 fences in Rodgers Forge -- including one owned by the community association president -- may violate Baltimore County zoning regulations. But for the most part, owners have never been cited....
City orders man to move fence
Cody Enterprise  - Sep 29, 2009
When his neighbor’s shed and planned fence ran afoul of city zoning, Marc Stroud Sr. found himself in hot water, too. Neighbor Loretta Alexander intended to line up her fence with Stroud’s, only to learn that his also encroached into the public right of way....
State OKs $14,000 for Carkeek Park fence
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (subscription)  - Sep 24, 2009
OLYMPIA — State regulators approved funds yesterday to pay for fencing off the railroad tracks that run through a deadly stretch of Seattle's Carkeek Park....
Councillors object to razor wire fence plan
Henley Standard  - Sep 28, 2009
COUNCILLORS are objecting to plans to renew razor wire fences around Friar Park in Henley. Olivia Harrison, widow of Beatle George, has applied to replace the fence around her home in Gravel Hill. ...
It's post and rail for the security fence
Galena Gazette  - Sep 29, 2009
GALENA-Replacing the informal but effective barrier of a thick tangle of underbrush interspersed with small- and medium-sized trees that protected a steep drop-off along 400 feet of the bluff along Prospect Street turned out to be not so simple ...

Community Issues

Professional graffiti artists take over Shieldfield fence
ChronicleLive  - Sep 24, 2009
TYNESIDE will become the graffiti capital of the North, if professional graffiti artists get their way. They are bidding to bring a touch of their work to our streets in the hope that people will open up to it.....
GSU's new fence sparks controversy
Monroe News Star  - Sep 28, 2009
Grambling State University is constructing a $158,000 fence around the president's house on its campus because of multiple, "bona fide" threats against school President Horace Judson over the course of Judson's tenure, said Michael McKinley, Judson's executive assistant....
Los Angeles Times  - Sep 28, 2009
When pedestrians are struck by Metrolink trains, rail officials are often quick to declare them suicides or trespassers and slow to try to prevent others from the same fate...


The Famous and Their Fences

George Harrison Widow Olivia Harrison Wins Fence Battle
Post Chronicle  - Sep 28, 2009
Beatles legend George Harrison's widow has proved triumphant in a legal battle to rebuild a security fence her late husband erected after he was attacked in his home....

Homeland Security

Navy Erects Security Fence at Indian Island
KUOW NPR  - Sep 29, 2009
The Navy is installing what it calls a waterfront force protection barrier system around the Naval Magazine Indian Island. The barrier is designed to protect against terrorist attacks....
Crowd-control fences up in Pittsburgh
UPI  - Sep 28, 2009
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Crowd-control fences went up early Wednesday in downtown Pittsburgh as the city made final preparations for the Group of 20 Summit....

DIY - Consumers

Checkout Lane: Picking a fence for your home
Hounslow Chronicle  - Sep 28, 2009
PUPILS at Feltham Community College ripped up a new high-security fence at the school because they could not be bothered to walk round to the new entrance....

Fencing and Railroads

State pays to fence railroad tracks at Carkeek Park
Seattle Post Intelligencer  - Sep 28, 2009
State officials have approved $14,420 to fence off the Burlington-Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks that travel through Carkeek Park in North Seattle, according to a news release....

USA Mexico Border Fence

Boeing's 'virtual fence' on Mexican border is full of holes, critics say
Chicago Tribune  - Sep 28, 2009
Along the boundary between Arizona and Mexico recently, Border Patrol agent Michael Scioli weaved his SUV through unforgiving rock formations and hills of desert brush. ....
Border fence: Costs soaring, effectiveness iffy
Houston Chronicle  - Sep 25, 2009
When the Bush administration mandated the border fence, opponents protested that it would be everything from an eyesore to a fiscal black hole...


Community Fence Projects

More funds for Redesdale fence rebuildin
ABC Regional Onlin  - Sep 26, 2009
The volunteer efforts to rebuild fences around Redesdale destroyed in the Black Saturday fire will now be able to continue until the end of the year....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Aspen bears are in for a shock
Glenwood Springs Post Independent  - Sep 28, 2009
ASPEN, Colorado — Bears in search of food are in for a shock if they try to bottom feed from Main Street Bakery. Bill Dinsmoor, owner of the restaurant, has found a solution to protect his vulnerable food supply locked in an outdoor freezer: electricity. ...
Landry will not open moose fences for ATVs
CBC.ca  - Sep 22, 2009
Transportation Minister Denis Landry says he will not consider a request from the New Brunswick All-Terrain Vehicle Federation to cut holes in moose fencing along provincial highways....
Fraser Is dingo fences 'an absolute joke'
ABC Online  - Sep 22, 2009
The Fraser Island Dingo Preservation Group (FIDPG) says the State Government is wasting money on dingo fences on the south-east Queensland island...

Fences and Animals - Domestic

Horse owners warned to check electric fencing regularly
Horse & Hound Online  - Sep 25, 2009
The RSPCA has urged horse owners to check their electric fencing after being called twice in a week to reports of deer caught in tape fencing...
Neighbors want fences to keep cows away
Houston County News  - Sep 23, 2009
For a group of landowners on South Ridge in La Crescent Township, their neighbor’s cows have come home n to their home n too many times, and they’d like to put a stop to it...
Plan to fence off common for cattle-grazing
Henley Standard  - Sep 28, 2009
RESIDENTS are split over plans to graze cattle on Kingwood Common. The land would have to be fenced in order to put six cows on it for six to eight weeks from both March to May and September to November in a bid to encourage heathland...

Pool Safety

How pool fences could be deadly
Brisbane Times  - Sep 22, 2009
Metal fences designed to save lives near backyard swimming pools could themselves pose a deadly risk, electricians have warned. The Queensland Government this week unveiled new pool safety laws to reduce the number of children drowning...

AFA Education

Wierd News

Hot dog thief get 18 months in prison
Canoe, CA  - Sep 28, 2009
WORCESTER, Mass. — A Massachusetts man who stole a hot dog from another man sitting under a tree in a park has been sentenced to 18 months in prison....

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